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'''Fyodor Mikhailovich Dostoyevsky''' (;[ "Dostoevsky"]. ''Random House Webster's Unabridged Dictionary''. ; 11 November 1821 – 9 February 1881), sometimes transliterated '''Dostoevsky''', was a Russian novelist, short story writer, essayist, journalist and philosopher. Dostoyevsky's literary works explore human psychology in the troubled political, social, and spiritual atmosphere of 19th-century Russia, and engage with a variety of philosophical and religious themes. He began writing in his 20s, and his first novel, ''Poor Folk'', was published in 1846 when he was 25. His major works include ''Crime and Punishment'' (1866), ''The Idiot'' (1869), Demons (Dostoyevsky novel)|''Demons'' (1872) and ''The Brothers Karamazov'' (1880). His oeuvre consists of 11 novels, three novellas, 17 short novels and numerous other...
Birth nameFyodor Mikhailovich Dostoyevsky
Birth date{{Birth date|df=yes|1821|11|11}}
Birth placeMoscow, Russian Empire
Death date{{Death date and age|df=yes|1881|2|9|1821|11|11}}
Death placeSaint Petersburg, Russian Empire
Occupation| nationality = Russian Empire|Russian
GenreNovel, short story, journalism
SubjectPsychology, philosophy, religion
MovementRealist literature|Realism
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